Rio 56 Sport Coupé. Sporty-lines yachts are undoubtedly attractive. But building them is not always easy. The Italian shipyard Rio Yachts, however, has succeeded in that, thanks to its 60-year shipbuilding experience.
Called Rio Sport Coupé 56, the latest creation of the Lake Iseo-based shipyard combines the appealing look of a racer with the distinctive features of a cruiser.
The hard-top can be completely opened to create a very bright lounge, very similar to the ones found on open boats.
The design, which is the result of a collaboration between Italian designed Marino Alfani and Rio Yachts Design Department, is that of an extremely convivial boat, both inside and outside. The large sundeck leads to the bow sundeck in total comfort and safety.
The interior layout is available in different options, with two or three cabins, tender garage of a walk-in closet, depending on the owner’s needs. Highlights include a glass door between the cockpit and the salon which allows to completely close the cockpit when the weather is bad. The door disappears into the ceiling.
The double console by Besenzoni guarantees easy maneuverability while the large windshield offers an optimal view.
The dashboard accommodates two 12-inch touchscreen displays for total navigation tools control: from cameras to pilot, from radar to GPS. Power comes from twin MAN I6 800 engines, 800 HP each, which deliver a top and cruising speed of 35 and 30 knots respectively.